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Oxford Instruments - Appointment of Senior Independent Director

RNS Number : 8703H
Oxford Instruments PLC
13 June 2017

Release date: 7am Tuesday 13 June 2017

Oxford Instruments plc

Appointment of Senior Independent Director


Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high-technology solutions, information and services for industry and research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Blair as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board from [3 July] 2017 and will also take on the role of Senior Independent Director.


Steve was most recently the Chief Executive of e2v, a manufacturer of sensors, radio frequency generators and semiconductors. E2v was a listed company until its recent acquisition by Teledyne Technologies in March 2017. Previously Steve was Business Group Director for Spectris plc. Steve has a breadth of experience covering established and high growth emerging markets, strategic planning and portfolio development. Steve holds a B.Eng (hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield.


Alan Thomson, Chairman, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Oxford Instruments Board as our Senior Independent Director. He brings with him broad operational experience and a sound technical understanding and we believe he will be a great asset to the Group as it continues to evolve and grow."


Ian Barkshire, Chief Executive, said:

"Steve has a proven track record in driving growth and brings with him highly relevant experience gained at a range of technology businesses. We look forward to working with him on the Board."


There are no further details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

Issued for and on behalf of Oxford Instruments plc.





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